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, not stirred. authorities in jordan said they had foiled a major terror plot at shopping centers, residential areas and more. >> a wake-up call for the jordanian government. troubles in neighboring syria are spilling into the heart of amman, jordan. >> there are 11 terrorists all of a jordanian nationality. pictures were displayed on jordan tv and are available on news agencies along with their full names. >> they told reporters the group had been in and out of syria this year smuggling arms into the country. >> the weapons used include explosives, mortars, and rifles. we have distributed a news report including target locations. >> atv reported plans to assassinate western diplomats, target residential areas, and a bomb shopping centers in the capital, resulting in the deaths of thousands. this latest plot is the most serious threats since the lockout is suicide bombings of 2005 that targeted luxury hotels in the capital, killing dozens. jordan is a key u.s. ally with close ties with western intelligence and has often been the target of islamist militants. this alleged plot was foiled by the
causing trouble for many days. welcome to gnt. coming up in the program, thousands of protesters in jordan demonstrated demanding political reform and new elections called by the king. he wears it well. 50 years since 007 hit the silver screen. we bring you nostalgias with the world's most famous -- nostalgia with the world's most famous spy. the turkish government insists it will respond forcefully to any of cells on -- assaults by syria on the turkish people. the country does not intend to start a war with syria but he has the backing of parliament to act with force if necessary. the turkish foreign minister spokesmen told the bbc it was in syria's hands to insure calm returned to the area. >> there were schelling's in the last 10 days. -- shelling in the last 10 days. the thelling was huge -- the shelling was huge and painful. we do not want to declare a war, but we have to prepare for any eventuality to protect our citizens. >> we are in the border area with our correspondents in just a few minutes. let's have a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. ameri
donald's mcjordan sandwich in 1992 has sold for nearly $10,000 on ebay. you can't make this stuff up. why would you do that? ed the sandwich was solded for a limited time and the first mcdonald's sandwich ever named after a person. throw that on ice for this weekend. >>> and now for another look at the weather, let's check back in with bill karins. makes me shiver. >> maybe jordan bought it himself. 10 grand is nothing. probably still good. >>> well, good morning, everyone. here's what we're looking at in the northeast this morning. it's a cold start. 32 in albany. it will be a decent afternoon. we should have a good amount of sunshine, maybe not quite as much as yesterday, but temperatures will be a little bit warmer. should be in the mid-60s. this is very typical for what we should be experiencing this time of year. but some warmer air already heading for buffalo and pittsburgh out ahead of the next storm and that storm will be a big one. middle of the country today with windy conditions. temperatures are plunging in minneapolis and denver. same for kansas city. as the cold front moves
your breakfast. a gallon of barbecue sauce intended for use on mcdonald's mcjordan sandwich in 1992, remember those ? well, it sold for nearly $10,000 on ebay. the sandwich was named after michael jordan, of course, during a chicago bulls run of the nba championship. it was a regional promotion sold for a limited time and the first mcdonald's sandwich named after a person. it will now live on forever. >>> well, just ahead, super bowl puts a ring on their halftime entertainer and obama or romney, who gets honey boo boo's vote? >>> plus, witches, bats and tombstones, oh my. we'll show you a spooktacular display in indiana. this is "early today" only on nbc. >>> good wednesday morning. another very warm, if not hot day in the desert southwest and southern california. it could be warmer today in los angeles than in phoenix. temperatures in the northwest continue to be on tl keir side. more typical for this time of year. we bring back a chance of showers as we go into your thursday. it doesn't look like a big heavy rain event at this time. still nice weather for at least two days in a ro
, a gallon of barbecue sauce intended for use on mcdonald's mcjordan sandwich in 1992, remember those, well, it sold for nearly $10,000 on ebay. the sandwich was named after michael jordan of course during a chicago bulls run of the nba championship. it was a regional promotion sold for a limited time and the first mcdonald's sandwich named after a person. i wonder what mclin sauce would go for. super bowl puts a ring on their halftime entertainer. obama or romney, who gets honey boo boo's vote. bath and tombstones. we'll show you a spook take cue lar display. this is "early today" only on nbc. >>> well, welcome back to "early today." if you're just joining us, the weather news you need to know today, severe weather is likely arkansas into areas of extreme western tennessee and also portions of northern mississippi, even as far north as st. louis. a few tornadoes are likely. some super cell thunderstorms, damaging winds and large hail. that will be the biggest concern late today. east coast, you look dry. no problems today. the exception being florida with a chance of showers and some thund
is in washington with the details. >>> it is to put out here. jordan is a key u.s. ally in the middle east and israel peace partner and has been targeted before. the latest plot was more ambitious in the planning. jordan suspect had weapons aimed at inflicting the heaviest losses possible. the suspects are mill at that points and considered lengths to al-qaida and unclear to how close the militants were to carrying out the attacks. plot included anassinating western diplomats and shopping malls and cafes. and other areas where people from the west gather in aman. militants were arm ready with explosives and mortars and rifles. militants with ties to al-qaida carried out a terror attack and killing the u.s. ambassador and three others there. it was praised by the al-qaida leader who issued a call for more direct action. jordan's department outlined the intricate plot that the suspects planned to set off two decoy explosion before setting off a series of militia attacks and suicide bombers in the final phase they were to attack diplomatic missions . one question that arises from all of this
into violence. charlie, norah. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile, jordan's government says it has broken up an alleged al qaeda plot to attack multiple targets including the american embassy in jordan. officials say this is also connected to syria's violence. senior correspondent john miller, former assistant director of national intelligence, is here. john, does this mean that syria is now spilling over? >> it means that it's spilling over in every direction. i mean, what we just saw in lebanon. what we saw now in jordan shows -- it's spilling over from both sides. in lebanon, what you saw is the syrian government trying to influence things. what you're seeing in the jordan plot is really interesting. because jordan is a country that has largely supported the rebels in syria. sent them weapons and money and other support. here those weapons are coming back to al qaeda inspired groups. although not directly connected. to launch attacks on hotels, cafes, public places as a distraction to draw the police response where they then launch secondary attacks on their real targets. the general intelligence di
the rebels. >>> a terror plot called 9/11 2 was disrupted by jordan's intelligence department. a source told cnn the u.s. embassy in ahman appeared to be among the are a gets. jordan's government spokesman says 11 suspects are in custody. the name 9/11 2 suggests the plot was set for november 9th, which is the seventh anniversary of the last al qaeda attack in jordan. it's one of the largest pilgrimages in the world and it's a sight to behold. muslims are flocking to the sacred city of mecca for the hajj which officially begins on thursday. millions of expected. if able, muslims are required to make this pilgrimage at least once in their lives. >>> thank you all so much. livestrong. >> lance armstrong still a rock star to people who support the livestrong organization. he spoke to these charity cyclists today in texas calling the past two weeks interesting and at times very difficult. a growing doping scandal forced armstrong to give up chairmanship of livestrong and a whole bunch of big sponsors dropped him, too. >>> this next story is about something that's never happened before. pope bene
. the bombing in beirut, many believe that syria was involved. and today, in jordan, officials say a soldier there was killed when the jordan troops clashed with the fighters crossing into syria, this is a situation that the president, whoever happens to be president will be forced to deal with. >> richard engel in the d.c. bureau tonight, and david gregory as we said at the top of the broadcast it is probably fair to say in their worst fears or wildest dreams neither campaign would have told you a year ago this would be a dead heat, 47-47, two weeks out. >> it is so close, brian, and there will be a lot of political signs about how to try to win over the next two weeks. but i think tonight is a 30,000 seat debate. this is about america's role in the world, we've heard from our correspondents here, we're not only a nation at war but we have is faced other threats down the line, how does america lead at home, strong in the world, about our economy and place in the world. and i think tonight the real challenge for the romney campaign, they have sort of evened things up, seen as a credible alte
country jordan saying 42 have broken up a terror plot by members of a suspected al-qaeda linked group. they were allegedly planning to attack western diplomats and bomb public areas like shopping malls. at least 11 militants have been arrested. police say the men brought in weapons by nearby syria to carry out their plot and may have been equipped with homemade explosives from iraq. >> gregg: another fox news alert. a shooting near a mall in milwaukee wounding several people. deputies looking for a dangerous gunman on the loose. anna is following with the details. >> reporter: we can tell you, the alleged suspect. it appears authorities are still searching for an active shooter who opened fire around 11:00 today sending four people to a brookfield, wisconsin hospital. they say a woman came out of the spa injured. first responders helped to her an ambulance. ten others ran out in hysteria. >> we saw some woman come out of the front door and roll down the hill. they scooped her up and took her over to the ambulance. then there was another woman and picking her over to the ambulance. the
. it was called by the muslim brotherhood, the largest opposition party in jordan. it is pushing for more representation and a more democratic parliament. >> more than 10,000 people gathered in front of this mosque to press their demands. they are calling for less corruption and a greater say in political processes as well as less power for the monarchy. >> we want reform and a government that represents the people. right now, are around 100 people control this country. we want everyone to be represented in government. >> king abdullah ii has managed to hold on power by making no more than super -- superficial concessions to the opposition. he paved the way for elections on thursday, promising that parliament would have greater rights without encroaching on the king's powers. the muslim brotherhood wants to see real change. it has been adopting a more controversial attitude in the wake of successes -- more confrontational attitude in the wake of successes in egypt. >> everyone knows what we want. we wish to see genuine constitutional reforms. and we want a new election law. the current el
not say whether haughton's wife was one of those killed. >>> overseas now. authorities say in jordan they foiled an al qaeda linked plot to attack shopping mall, foreigners and western domestic missions. 11 suspects are under arrest. all are jordanian nationals with ties to an ultraorthodox brand ever islam. there's more violence overnight in lebanon. six people were wounded. lebanon's security team an oent of syrian government was killed by a car bomb. his supporters blame the syrian and lebanese government which say is zoo close to the damascus regime. >>> fidel castro says he's alive and well despite reports to the contrary. castro now 76 years old published photos of himself in which he's seen reading friday's newspaper. he wrote an article in the state-run newspaper disputing rumors he was on his death bed. there has been speculation for more than a week that he was grave lie ill. >>> funeral services will be held friday for former south dakota senator george mcgovern. he was 90 years old when he died sunday. he was and unabashed liberal and a war hero but he will always be reme
missions and shopping malls in jordan. a government spokesman says all of the suspects are from jordan. they reportedly smuggled in weapons from syria to use them in the plot. a spokesman says the men were assisted by al qaeda operatives based in iraq. >>> it is 5:50. some incredibility video out of china. a 4-year-old boy got stuck between two buildings. it happened after he fell off a third floor balcony into that small little gap there. firefighters fortunately broke through a wall in one of the buildings to get him out. and luckily he only suffered some cuts and scrapes. oh, my goodness. >> i would freak out. >> thanks to those firefighters. great job. >>> 5:51. she is known for her dance moves and now ellen degeneres is getting a top comedy prize, as well. >> and we knew it had to end up somewhere. the bay area homeowners who and you coul hundreds." >>> heavy rainfall in the north bay but it is spreading elsewhere along the peninsula. more rain to come of the we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it's going to cause problems on the roads. we are seeing a backup at the bay bridg
and libya for possible cross-cultural violence. the u.s. has been working with jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapon's sites in syria and to have them deal with refugees pouring over the border from syria. the u.s. will, the u.s. presence will establish a headquarters and beef up jordan's military capabilities should violence erupt on the border. >>> fireworks at a hearing on capitol hill today. trying to defend the obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack on the american consulate in libya. the attack killed a u.s. embass door and three other americans. tom fitzgerald is following this. this is a political battle. >> reporter: it really has and showed no sign of letting up. the republicans have been accusing the obama administration of not doing enough to protect the consulate, while democrats say the focus should be on fining who was responsible for that attack in ben ghazi on september 11th, not the deciding blame. obama administration officials headed to capitol hill to tell the house oversight committee that the security every ben ghaz icons late was based o
'll see what happens. thanks. >>> al qaeda supporters plan to attack the u.s. embassy in jordan next month. that's what a person familiar with the investigation. jurordan's intelligence agents foiled the plot. shopping malls and residential areas were also targets. they called the plan 9/11 2 but jordan says that refers to november 9 not september 11. >>> singer adele is a new mom according to "people" magazine. the british singer had a baby boy with her boyfriend. she just announced in june she was pregnant. adele recently recorded the theme song for the latest james bond movie. but a friend says she is laying low and nesting. as she should, bob. >> yeah. >> congrats to her. >> lucky baby gets sung to by her. >> my son is like, mom, no sing. adele's baby, more of it. how are you doing? >> good, natasha. good to see you that morning. >>> a cool start around the mid-atlantic states. look at this cold front right around omaha and that's some warmer air out of the south. mid-80s around dallas and oklahoma city but rain, thunderstorms are a possibility. not is severe, at least not yet. you can
the suspects are from jordan. they reportedly smuggled in weapons from syria to use them in the plot. the spokesman also says the men were assisted by al qaeda operatives based in iraq. >>> and we have unconfirmed reports this morning that the son of moammar qaddafi has been killed. the deputy prime minister of libya says the man was killed when fighting and was told by official sources but it was not confirmed. now, thousands of people in tripoli celebrated in the streets when they heard the news of the man's death. >>> people in wisconsin are in mourning after a deadly mass shooting at a mall there. police say 45-year-old radcliffe haughton opened fire at a day spa at a milwaukee suburb of brookfield yesterday. three killed, four wounded. the gunman ran from the area. brookfield's police chief says the search for haughton ended a short time later. >> the one suspect we believe is responsible for the shootings is deceased. we believe it to be self- inflicted gunshot wound. we are not, and i repeat, are not seeking any additional suspects. >> police say haughton's wife works at the s
not said if the gunman's wife is among those shot. >>> major terror arrest in jordan. jourdardanian security forces s they foiled an al qaeda plot to bomb shopping centers and assassinate western diplomats. 11 terror suspects have been arrested in connection with the plot. officials say the men brought in weapons from neighboring syria and were also getting help from iraq. jordan is a key u.s. ally in the region. >>> for weeks we have been hearing rumors that former cuban leader fidel castro was seriously ill or even possibly dead. then, this photo surfaced showing the aging strongman, sporting a checked shirt and straw hat outside a havana hotel after meeting with former vice president of venezuela. his first public appearance in months. castro gave up his former leadership six years ago. >>> history was made at the vatican this weekend as the pope named the first native american saint. born in upstate new york in 1656. among those attending the ceremony, a 12-year-old boy from washington who said prayers to her miraculously saved his life. >> that was when i met god, just standing
. >> gus: two kickers line up, nick jordan 28, and nick rose 23. this one and recovered by the mountaineers. so a two-big 12 games, they defeated baylor, 70-63 at home and with 14 seconds remaining, they are in front of texas, 48-45. >> charles: and really, what a bounce back for west virginia's defense, getting torched by baylor last week. this isn't pretty, but down the stretch, they made the plays necessary to win the football game. including a couple of fourth down stops. >> gus: the west virginia mountaineers, first year in the big 12 in their first road game in conference play. and knocking off the 11th ranked longhorns. 48-45. let's go down stairs where we have geno smith. >> geno, congratulations on your win. one second. geno, congratulations on your win, what went right? >> a number of things went right, main thing was we stuck together, it was not pretty, but we came to a tough venue, against a tough team, and closed it out. >> you did not let up once. what kept you going? >> i have a great team and great coaches and they keep me up throughout the game. i fumbled twice and had tha
'll join us live. >>> good morning everyone. i'm richard jordan. the time is 7:26 on this saturday, october 27th. all eyes on sandy this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is tracking the trofrm and is here with the latest forecast. now, chuck? >> good morning, richard. a good saturday morning everybody. cloudy skies are in place. you may get a little peeks at the sunshine today but on the whole clouds are going to win the day and once the clouds move in that's going to be it. it is going to be a long stretch before we see the sunshine again. temperatures upper 50s and low 60s now. it'll be a cloudy and cool start but a relatively mild day today with temperatures climbing into the upper, mid to upper 60s but plenty of clouds around and a bit breezy at times. tomorrow is when the weather really starts to go downhill. cloudy and wet tomorrow with rain and wind on the increase during the course of the day. and the potential for impacts, high impacts for wind and rain, lower eastern shore to the outer banks tomorrow but then as we get into monday and tuesday a high impact for rain,
, but it was the greatest spectacle. i was on the edge of my seat. michael jordan was there. clinton called in. >> george bush was sitting next to michael jordan or near michael jordan. >> and 41 was there, too. >> yeah, my favorite was the tweet. they said, whatever, europe, go solve your debt crisis. >> yeah. >> that's kind of the sentiment. >> jack had talked earlier about the only thing that could get him away from football would have been the ryder cup. he saw probably every swing, too. >> i've had experiences myself with puts and stuff. and heart democratic break. so you have to feel like -- >> watching the reaction from both teams towards the end, they caught a couple in the "wall street journal." >> phil -- >> was that saturday? >> no, this was 17 after he would have -- justin rose hit that long put. phil can chip from behind the green on 17 and that would have won. that was -- >> tiger had one that almost went in. >> so that wasn't heartbreak there, he didn't know justin rose was going to hit a 30 footer and then win 18 either. what happened in homeland? explain to our viewers what it is. >> you
this year. police chief howard jordan and saying they mostly did what they were asked to put some of them did act improperly. they will be held accountable. with some being suspended, and the officers union update. >> yes i just spoke with deputy chief. he stressed what you just mentioned all of the officers that the been disciplined have a right to it here. at this point there have been no officers terminated but some of them have served out their suspensions. the deputy chief went on to say that the department received 1100 complaints of misconduct from occupied oakland protests last october, november, and january of this year. he promised to the community and that those complaints were taken seriously and a thorough investigation will be done. they say that this will build more trust between the police department and the community. >> we want them to know that if they think they have been wronged by the police there is recourse for that. bring these allegations and will investigate in taken seriously. it is found an officer wrote widely the policy will address it with the officer held
publicly saying, i'm a man of the left, in a speech with barbara jordan. >> host: did that hurt him? >> guest: no, because at that time he had stepped down as the anchor manin' 1981. he played mr. objective quite bell, and if you go to a doctor and are getting surgery you don't care if the doctor is a democrat or republican, but when he came out and voiced some disseptember own the vietnam war, it was the beginning of him editorializing, and today we see people in television who are editorializing all the time, and that's a slippery slope we're on now. and also, you see, with cronkite the berth of celebrities and television. where cronkite would go to a rally with senators and people running for president, everybody bum rushed them. they wanted to meet cop cite, not a senator from wisconsin. >> host: how would you describe him as a private person? >> guest: a lot of fun. he could not stand pompous people. at parties he would trunk a lot, sing old time songs, sometimes take part in a strange kind of strip tease act just to get people to crack up. but that's why -- i interviewed so ma
with jordan.sy overnight, a jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with militants trying to enter syriam illegally. it was unclear if the gunmen were jordanians or foreign fighters bent on battling the assad regime in syria. a gunman who opened fire in sufiurban milwaukee on sunday hd a history of abuse. that's according to court papers obtained today by the associated press. urdcliffe haughton targeted this spa where his estranged wife worked. he killed her and two other women and wounded four more before shoong himself. the court documents showed haughton had threatened to kille his wife. last thursday, a judge granted her a restraining order. the outbreak of fungal meningitis in the u.s. is nearing 300 cases. the centers for disease control and prevention reported today ih has confirmed 297 people were made ill from tainted pain- killing injections. they're spread across 16 states. 23 people have died in the outbreak. wall street struggled today just to stay even, after a batch of disappointing reports on corporate earnings. the dow jones industri averagest gained two points to close
there are upheavals in places like jordan, bahrain or even saudi arabia. so i'm not sure we have the luxury of consistency. i think what both of them were saying was that the middle east is extraordinarily complex. governor romney said two interesting things i thought. one is that what the united states did in iraq and afghanistan cannot be a template for the future. thed idea we're going to continue to send hundreds of thousands of americans to remake other societies, that's clearly a nonstarter. and then he said -- i think his phrase was -- we can't kill ourselves out of this mess. there has to be something else dealing with extremism and the muslim and arab world other than simply traditional counterterrorism and drone attacks. there has to be something larger to try to encourage the evolution of these societies so essentially young men don't make the career choice of becoming terrorists. i think that's a big idea. it's easier to articulate than implement it but i think again to me it's a welcome add toyings to the debate. >> woodruff: what about those two points, nick burns and what did
national forest. richard jordan spoke to the men about what kept them going in extreme conditions. >> pat, both men lost over ten pounds each and were looking forward to a really good meal. they hiked together many times before, but say they have never come close to being in a situation like this. and if their wives have anything to say about it, they won't again. >> we spent a lot of time in a tent. >> reporter: a two-day hiking trip for two friends turns into a six-day ordeal. neal peckens and jason hiser lived to tell their tale. the temperature in the upper 30s, snow on the ground, and rain, the avid hikers say they lost their map and held on to their will to live. >> there was so much snow, there was no trail to be seen. and there was no sign to show you where to go. and without that map that we had lost, we couldn't tell whether we should be going down or up. because the topographic map -- >> reporter: meanwhile, back home hiser's wife just wrapped up her baby shower. they're expecting their first child. peckens wife waiting with their son just 1 year old. >> i think the people at h
think you will see with elite level athletes, players like kobe bryant, tom brady, michael jordan, they are driven by championships. that's what was so disheartening about the whole a-rod -- stuart: yankees could actually owe him some bonuses if he hits certain milestones. that was a terrible business deal. you don't think that will inhibit others from making 3 similar long-term deals? >> i think you will see teems be wary -- teams be wary about signing players on the north side of 30 realize as they progress in their careers as they get older the productivity is going to decline. but at the same time when you have teams that are large market teams that can afford to pay the luxury tax, they will play to their strengths. they will try to outspend, sign elite level talent, beat the the small market teams. stuart: so it is worth it to the yankees. i believe this was a steinbrenner deal from way back. >> it was. in 2011 they paid almost 14 million dollars. stuart: it's worth it for a team, a marquee team to get marquee name star players? it's worth it, no matter what they have to pa
of jordan last month, we discussed the importance of continuing reforms to move his country toward more democracy and prosperity. so in all of these placings, and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own destinies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things to different people in cultures. but it does speak to something universal in all of us, as one egyptian observed in the wake of the country's revolution, freedom and dignity are more important than food and water when you eat in humiliation, you can't taste the food. but dignity does not come from avenging perceived insult especially with violence that can never be justified. it comes from taking responsibility for one's self and community. if you look around the world today, those countries focus on fostering growth ran grievance are pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them, investment in the peoples' creativity not encouraging their rage. empowering women not excluding them. opening their economies and societies to more
the kings academy, the idea was born out of king abdullah of jordan's own experience of boarding school here in the u.s. few thought a private coed boarding school in the heart of the middle east could succeed a few years after it opened its doors, the school is thriving, growing and attracting some of the region's best and brightest students. in a region steeped in conservative tradition, a modern laboratory of learning is breaking new ground. >> 167. >> reporter: where boys and girls study together, play side by side and can even use dance to express themselves freely. this is not your typical middle eastern school. instead, it's one preparing students for whatever life's punches come their way. and to bring a new vision to a region that's been mar roomed into turmoil for generations. it was king abdullah's experience at deerfield college in massachusetts that inspired this model academy. >> independence of thought. the ability to reason critically. respect for different points of view. those are the intellectual values that we value here. >> reporter: the school's mission is to bridge the
strike that targeted americans in jordan. sources tell cnn the u.s. embassy in amman was on their hit list along with shopping centers, diplomats, foreign nationals, all 11 suspects are said to be jordanian citizens. the plan reportedly involved using explosives, booby trapped cars, submachine guns and mortars. the suspects have described as associated with the ideology of al qaeda. >>> fidel castro is still alive. venezuelan politician says he has proof. it's a photo he says he took over the weekend. there's been speculation lately about whether castro's still with us. the former vice president of venezuela says he met the former cuban leader saturday. and he's doing very well. castro's 86, had not been seen publicly since march when he met with the pope. >>> the tsa is swapping out its x-ray scanners that many people right wing too revealing and replacing them with machines that could get you through security faster. the tsa told a news sites that it's happening in some of the busiest airports like l.a. and chicago. the scanners will show a more generic image of the body. >>> at lea
specialists to jordan to help deal with the estimated 18,000 syrian refugees who have flooded into the country. >>> now to this young woman so many of you i know are following here. belala is one tough young woman. this he is that 14-yearld pakistani girl, singled out on a school bus by taliban gunmen who asked about her by name, then shot her point blank. her offense, speaking out, posing a threat to the taliban by telling the world she has a right to be educated. as i said, this young woman is tough and you're about to hear from her. but first, reza sayah has an update on the effort to now save her life. >> reporter: it took three hours of surgery, but a neurosurgeon tells us he successfully removed a bullet lodged in the neck and shoulder area and he's 90% sure that she will recover. this was an attack that outraged much of pakistan throughout the day. pakistanis were trashing the taliban on social media, twitter and the newspaper, in the streets. this is a girl that many people here in pakistan know. outside of pakistan, you may not have heard of her. late last year we got a chance to sit
. and when i met with king abdullah of jordan last month, we discussed continuing reforms to move his country towards more democracy and prosperity. so when all of these places and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own destinies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things to different people and cultures, but it does speak to something universal in all of us. as one egyptian observed in the wake of that country's revolution, freedom and dignity are more important than food and water. when you tease and humiliation, you can't taste the food. but dignity does not come from avenging perceived insults, especially with violence that can never be justified. they comes from taking responsibility for oneself and one's community. if you look around the world today, those countries focus on fostering growth, rather than fomenting grievance or pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them, investing in their people's creativity, not encouraging their rage, empowered women, not excluding them.
israel in the map because it's so small. it's just below lebanon, just to the left of jordan. and one of the concerns, the reasons why assad may possibly want toe export this civil war o lebanon is because damascus has spoken at great lengthuct foreign fighters and weapons crossing the border from lebanon and other places as well like turkey, but from lebanon. if you embroil lebanon in the war, you change the dynamic. it's not just assad uprising at home. >> why this general? >> he was one of the top security chiefs in lebanon, and he uncovered a plot earlier this year which implicated a pro syrian minister within the lebanese government. he's accused of collaborating with members of the syrian government to import explosives and to launch attacks inside lebanon. he's been a thorn in syria's side for many, many years. so again, if he dies, if he's taken out by the syrian authorities, we're seeing it play out now. you see the tensions heighten. the protests already on the streets of lebanon today. those who want a stern response from the lebanese, the opposition, demanding that the leb
work, and we are. and it's not only just america, but nato is now helping, jordan's helping train police, uae is helping train police. we've allocated $7 billion over the next months for reconstruction efforts. and we're making progress there. and our alliance is strong. and as i just told you, there's going to be a summit of the arab nations. japan will be hosting a summit. we're making progress. it is hard work. it is hard work to go from a tyranny to a democracy. it's hard work to go from a place where people get their hands cut off, or executed, to a place where people are free. but it's necessary work. and a free iraq is going to make this world a more peaceful place. >> ninety seconds, senator kerry. >> what i think troubles a lot of people in our country is that the president has just sort of described one kind of mistake. but what he has said is that, even knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction, even knowing there was no imminent threat, even knowing there was no connection with al qaida, he would still have done everything the same way. those are his words. now
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